As communities impacted by the Australian Bushfires across last year and the summer now look to recovery, the music industry continues to provide support. Some of these initiatives include:

Shoalhaven, Illawarra and Shellharbour Bushfires Impact Survey

The Live Music Office are seeking information on how the creative community has been impacted by the recent bushfires. We will collate this information to help inform our conversations with all levels of government about what is needed by the creative community.

If you are professional musician, artist, a venue or agent, a creative business, museum, gallery or collective living or operating in the Shoalhaven, Shellharbour or Illawarra areas and have suffered direct impact from the bushfires we want to hear from you.

See Survey Link Here

Support Act CMI Australia Musical Instrument Replacement Program

Support Act, with support from CMI Australia, will deliver up to $50,000 in instrument and music equipment replacement for needy musicians or music programs in fire affected areas of NSW and Victoria. This generous donation will be administered by Support Act in accordance with their eligibility criteria,

For enquiries or referrals, please email:

Luke O’Connor –

Clive Miller –

Live Music Office Map

In early January the Live Music Office provided the following map of  impacted venues on the NSW South Coast alone since New Years Eve.

Regional Tourism, Recovery and Visitation

A series of major funding programs for events to support tourism and visitation have been made available from federal and state governments.

These include:

Health and Wellbeing

Support for health and wellbeing for the community and music industry includes:

  • Support Act Wellbeing Helpline – 1800 959 500
  • Mental Health Line – 1800 011 511
  • Lifeline – 13 11 14

APRA AMCOS is also providing support for members and licensees – Members can talk to them about how they might be able to offer support. There’s a dedicated phone line in case members need assistance. Please call on 02 9935 7879 between 7.00am and 7.00pm AEDT.